PCB exposure associated with diabetes risk in Swedish study

06/29/2011 | Reuters

A study of 725 adults in Sweden found that those who had the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in their blood were up to nine times more likely to get diabetes compared with those who were exposed to very low levels of the pollutants, which can be found in fatty fish and meat. Other pesticides and pollutants that researchers examined had little to no association with diabetes, according to the study in the journal Diabetes Care.

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